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Wallace Falls Trail

Gold Bar, WA

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Wallace Falls Trail is a 5 mile (6 if you go all the way up) out and back trail located near Gold Bar, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Big Four Ice Caves Trail
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8 Completed 7 Reviews

This was a nice, easy hike that my mom was even able to complete with her bad back. Ice caves were showing nicely, but also melting quickly. It was a very hot day so the ceilings of all cases were dripping like rainy day in Seattle. Bring an umbrella if you plan on shooting photography inside any of the caves. Also, make sure to visit the last ice cave on the far right...there is a waterfall coming down the cliffside and it runs right into the back side of the cave.

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Ashland Lakes Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail. Not too many people even on a perfect hiking day. Very small parking lot. Has sites for overnight camping. Be careful on the tree stumps and boardwalk - they can be slippery.

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Lake 22 (Twenty-two) Trail
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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Good beginner hike. Solid distance with a generally steady incline. The first bit runs along a freeway and it's generally busy, but the views along the way are fantastic as is the lake against the mountain wall at the top.

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Old Robe Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Gorgeous hike! Did it last weekend with my dad- and went all the way to the fourth caved-in tunnel. There are signs warning against passing the first tunnel, and if you venture on, there are several drop offs that could be hazardous to hikers who may not be so sure-footed; but if you pluck up the nerve to brave the wild, you're in for a treat!

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Lake 22 (Twenty-two) Trail
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23 Completed 9 Reviews

This is a really awesome hike. It has good views all the way up, and of course the serene lake at the top with cool snow caves on the opposite side you've entered. You can trek all the way around the lake and even climb the rocks up to the snow itself. This trail is "easy" if you're in shape and enjoy climbing over tree roots, rocks and enjoy a small incline (which I do). This is a good trail to get into hiking shape. I went with a few kids and they did it with no problem. Wide trails, plenty of stops to take breaks if needed. Also, good amount of parking and since it's on the mountain loop you need the North West Forest pass to park.
I also like the sign in/out sheet they have at the trail head. Dog friendly.

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Mt. Pilchuck Lookout Trail
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16 Completed 16 Reviews

Difficult hike up but not too technical. Check the pictures for the lookout -- it's a neat one! Note the drive takes a while and is very rocky as it is not paved.

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Lake 22 (Twenty-two) Trail
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11 Completed 6 Reviews

Very busy trail!! Definitely recommend starting early and going during the week on a nicer day. Unfortunately it was rainy and overcast when we were there, and fog had pretty much settled over the lake so it was hard to see much at all. I am sure it would have been quite spectacular otherwise. I hope to go back on a nicer day and take the walk around the lake; we were just too wet and it was getting really crowded. There are a few stretches of rocky areas to watch for, especially headed back in the wet; we had 3 of our group slip and fall on the way down. By the time we got back down cars were parked all the way down the road. A police car was patrolling the area as well.

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Old Robe Trail
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23 Completed 9 Reviews

This is my 4th time on this trail, and by far the best trek of them all. Went all the way to the 3rd tunnel (which is my first time doing so), it was definitely more difficult once you move past the first tunnel. Lots of over growth in certain areas and plenty of loose gravel along the skinny trail, so be mindful of how you step! There were a couple questionable areas as to wether or not it was safe but, slow & steady will keep you from sliding off the edge.. I wouldn't suggest dogs past the first tunnel or kids or anyone who may have weak ankles. Bring plenty of water and take time to stop and enjoy any views. Definitely not muddy this time of year, so a good pair of hiking sandals would be my suggestion.

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Perry Creek Trail
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27 Completed 1 Reviews

Ironic, but most fitting that my friend and I decided to hike Perry Creek trail #711 on 7.11.14. This hike definitely had its difficult spots, but for the most part I feel that it wasn't any more difficult than a lot of intermediate hikes I've gone on. The views on this venture were spectacular, and crossing the second creek bed (the first was dried up) was most needed on a high 80s hot day like yesterday. There was tons of old growth that weaved itself in and out of the forest, as well as amazing photo-worthy shots of Big Four and random waterfalls across the valley from Perry Creek. I highly recommend this hike for fairly experienced, avid hikers, as there are rough patches and narrow spots of the trail, making it crucial to have a good hold on your footing.

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Old Robe Trail
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11 Completed 3 Reviews

I did this hike today with three of my kids (ages 13, 15, and 16). We loved it! One of my kids opted to not cross the rockfall area, but the rest of us continued on to the first tunnel. Round trip my GPS said we hiked almost 3.5 miles. Definitely want to do this hike again without kids and explore farther. :) Just a few bugs out today...

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